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Old 08-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #91
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Just loosen the bolt on the horn to adjust the sound / volume.
Thanks I'll give that a try
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #92
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The sidestand is too close indeed, even if on concrete, if the pavement is slanted slightly I'm not at ease leaving it there.
The horn is rubbish but I hardly ever use it so that's no real issue.
The fuel filler cap opens to the wrong side for me, a bitch to fill while sitting on the bike. It should open towards the front rather than the back of the bike.
I also find the keyhole a bit down and low and hard to get at times, especialy when using the steering lock.
And I agree with the comments on the indicator, some kind of feedback would've been nice. I'm starting to learn to trust that it works though.

Apart from that, great bike!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #93
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I still got a feeling this bikes boils the petrol! I can smell the fucking petrol.


hi,
i've the same problem on my 1190 R, lot of fucking fuel vapor !
did your dealer find a solution for that ?
thx
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #94
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guys,

the fuel smell is from a kinked breather hose.. just run through all the fuel lines and breather lines to make sure they are ok ;)
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:18 AM   #95
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guys,

the fuel smell is from a kinked breather hose.. just run through all the fuel lines and breather lines to make sure they are ok ;)

Thx !
So, i'm going to look around fuel lines and hope to find where is the problem
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:56 AM   #96
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Thx !
So, i'm going to look around fuel lines and hope to find where is the problem
some have reported a leaking fuel pump
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:32 PM   #97
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some have reported a leaking fuel pump


i'm going to have a look !
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:04 PM   #98
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hi,
i've the same problem on my 1190 R, lot of fucking fuel vapor !
did your dealer find a solution for that ?
thx
the dealer said it is normal that pipe is for overflow :)
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:55 AM   #99
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the dealer said it is normal that pipe is for overflow :)

Good boy

My dealer, probably better than yours, said "it's true, there is a fuel smell, but i've no idea what to do"
When he saw that i was very disappointed, he told me "waiting for the end of KTM France Holidays, i'm sure they will have a solution".
However, my dealer didn't know that there is a flashing stop light on the adventure, i think he is a little lost with all this new tecnology
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:59 AM   #100
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Good boy

My dealer, probably better than yours, said "it's true, there is a fuel smell, but i've no idea what to do"
When he saw that i was very disappointed, he told me "waiting for the end of KTM France Holidays, i'm sure they will have a solution".
However, my dealer didn't know that there is a flashing stop light on the adventure, i think he is a little lost with all this new tecnology
Atleast he's honest about it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:28 AM   #101
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So is the sidestand still mounted on the engine case, or have they come to their senses about that?

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:44 AM   #102
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Good boy

My dealer, probably better than yours, said "it's true, there is a fuel smell, but i've no idea what to do"
When he saw that i was very disappointed, he told me "waiting for the end of KTM France Holidays, i'm sure they will have a solution".
However, my dealer didn't know that there is a flashing stop light on the adventure, i think he is a little lost with all this new tecnology
I think my dealer not lying but I think they don't know the bike very well and they didn't experience anything like this with other customers bikes. I am a little disappointed about the technical knowledge of the ktm technicians about this new bike.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:48 AM   #103
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You said it correctly, it's new. They have to learn about it trough trial and error.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:57 AM   #104
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The power, whilst strong seems to taper off too soon leaving you wanting more as revs climb above 9k. The TC is painful when trying to ride fast on a mountain road, and should be less aggressive in sports mode giving you more wheelspin and/or letting you hold up the front for longer. Feels like a friendly policeman is inside the bike preventing you having the real fun.

Brakes could be more powerful, and side stand better. Luggage options are sub quality, especially when compared against BMW gear. Not sure about the bar bend either. Will probably get a slightly higher, drawn forward bend.

Apart from that, my Adv R is good and I'm really enjoying it. After 1,500kms, I think it's a very quick overgrown dirt bike, which is exactly the way I had hoped it would be.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:34 AM   #105
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The power, whilst strong seems to taper off too soon leaving you wanting more as revs climb above 9k. The TC is painful when trying to ride fast on a mountain road, and should be less aggressive in sports mode giving you more wheelspin and/or letting you hold up the front for longer. Feels like a friendly policeman is inside the bike preventing you having the real fun.

Brakes could be more powerful, and side stand better. Luggage options are sub quality, especially when compared against BMW gear. Not sure about the bar bend either. Will probably get a slightly higher, drawn forward bend.

Apart from that, my Adv R is good and I'm really enjoying it. After 1,500kms, I think it's a very quick overgrown dirt bike, which is exactly the way I had hoped it would be.
Yeah the TC is a real partypooper. The brakes felt awesome to me, quite close the the stoppers on my superduke. The ABS was not to intrusive on the road either, kinda liked it.
Stock bars always suck arse, it's like the first thing i useually change on bikes with handlebars.
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